Gasrec acquires five bio-LNG refuelling stations

Gasrec has completed the acquisition of five bio-LNG refuelling stations and four cryogenic trailers, following the withdrawal of another supplier in the UK LNG road transport market.

The five bio-LNG refuelling stations – similar in size to the skid-mounted facility Gasrec installed at Gregory Distribution’s depot in Cullompton, Devon, earlier this year – will now undergo refurbishment and upgrade work before being deployed as Gasrec facilities to sites across the country.

The four tri-axle tankers, which can each carry up to 20 tonnes of bio-LNG, will join Gasrec’s three existing trailers in service. Operated by long-standing distribution partner Reynolds Logistics, they will be re-branded in Gasrec livery and used to replenish refuelling stations across the UK. Two further tankers are currently in build for Gasrec and due for delivery later this year, with more planned to follow in early 2022.

Over the past two years, Gasrec has seen a huge spike in demand and is now supplying approximately seven times more biomethane to fleets than at the start of 2019.

“Bio-LNG is proven to be the most environmentally-friendly fuel currently on the market for long-haul operations and will continue to be so for some time to come,” said James Westcott, chief commercial officer at Gasrec.

“We are focused on ensuring the infrastructure and supply line is there for every operator in the country which wants to make the move to bio-LNG, and this latest and significant investment will help us press ahead with those plans at pace.”

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